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Curbing Tobacco Use in Suburban and Rural Schools


Phase 1
14 Years
16 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Epidemiology

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Trial Information

Curbing Tobacco Use in Suburban and Rural Schools


The proposed study will test the effectiveness of the Internet-based cigarette smoking and
spit tobacco (ST) prevention and cessation in-class curriculum for rural teens.
Supplemented by "cyber-support" (chat room and bulletin board), the intervention program
also will make use of a human social support environment (via trained school personnel, chat
rooms, bulletin boards). The study will use a nested cohort design in which high schools
are the unit of design, allocation, and analysis. Tenth-grade students (ages 14-16) within
each intervention school will receive a 7-week interactive, Internet-based tobacco
prevention and cessation curriculum. Using computerized surveys, study participants will be
evaluated at baseline, 6-month, 12-month, and 18-month follow-ups. The study has been
designed to permit analyses sensitive enough to detect differences for the two primary
hypotheses: reductions in smoking initiation and smoking cessation. Trends in ST use after
exposure to the intervention program will also be assessed. The design will also permit
analysis of stage-of-change dynamics and mediators for both acquisition and cessation of
both forms of tobacco.


Inclusion Criteria:



1. Subjects aged 14-16 years of age (9th and 10th-graders) who speak, read and write
English

2. Subjects are students from schools located in suburban and rural communities
approximately 200 miles from Houston.

3. Subjects with approved parental consent

Exclusion Criteria:

1) Disruptive individuals who are not able to work with the program

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Reductions in smoking initiation

Outcome Time Frame:

Baseline, 6-month, 12-month, and 18-month

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Alex Prokhorov, MD, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

2005-0914

NCT ID:

NCT00513097

Start Date:

July 2006

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Focus Groups

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Location

UT MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, Texas  77030